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The 17th Annual Meeting of the Special Interest Group on Discourse and Dialogue


Tuesday September 13, 2016

13:45–15:00Oral Session 1: Dialogue state tracking Spoken language understanding
13:45–14:10Towards End-to-End Learning for Dialog State Tracking and Management using Deep Reinforcement Learning
Tiancheng Zhao and Maxine Eskenazi
14:10–14:35Task Lineages: Dialog State Tracking for Flexible Interaction
Sungjin Lee and Amanda Stent
14:35–15:00Joint Online Spoken Language Understanding and Language Modeling With Recurrent Neural Networks
Bing Liu and Ian Lane
15:30–16:20Oral Session 2: Corpus creation
15:30–15:55Creating and Characterizing a Diverse Corpus of Sarcasm in Dialogue
Shereen Oraby, Vrindavan Harrison, Lena Reed, Ernesto Hernandez, Ellen Riloff and Marilyn Walker
15:55–16:20The SENSEI Annotated Corpus: Human Summaries of Reader Comment Conversations in On-line News
Emma Barker, Monica Lestari Paramita, Ahmet Aker, Emina Kurtic, Mark Hepple and Robert Gaizauskas
16:50–18:20Special Session: The Future Directions of Dialogue-Based Intelligent Personal Assistants
 Special Session - The Future Directions of Dialogue-Based Intelligent Personal Assistants
Yoichi Matsuyama and Alexandros Papangelis

Wednesday September 14, 2016

09:00–10:00Keynote I
 Keynote - More than meets the ear: Processes that shape dialogue
Susan Brennan
10:10–11:10Poster Session 1
 A Wizard-of-Oz Study on A Non-Task-Oriented Dialog Systems That Reacts to User Engagement
Zhou Yu, Leah Nicolich-Henkin, Alan W Black and Alexander Rudnicky
 Classifying Emotions in Customer Support Dialogues in Social Media
Jonathan Herzig, Guy Feigenblat, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer, David Konopnicki, Anat Rafaeli, Daniel Altman and David Spivak
 Cultural Communication Idiosyncrasies in Human-Computer Interaction
Juliana Miehle, Koichiro Yoshino, Louisa Pragst, Stefan Ultes, Satoshi Nakamura and Wolfgang Minker
 Using phone features to improve dialogue state tracking generalisation to unseen states
Iñigo Casanueva, Thomas Hain, Mauro Nicolao and Phil Green
 Character Identification on Multiparty Conversation: Identifying Mentions of Characters in TV Shows
Yu-Hsin Chen and Jinho D. Choi
 Policy Networks with Two-Stage Training for Dialogue Systems
Mehdi Fatemi, Layla El Asri, Hannes Schulz, Jing He and Kaheer Suleman
 Language Portability for Dialogue Systems: Translating a Question-Answering System from English into Tamil
Satheesh Ravi and Ron Artstein
11:10–12:25Oral Session 3: Discourse processing
11:10–11:35Extracting PDTB Discourse Relations from Student Essays
Kate Forbes-Riley, Fan Zhang and Diane Litman
11:35–12:00Empirical comparison of dependency conversions for RST discourse trees
Katsuhiko Hayashi, Tsutomu Hirao and Masaaki Nagata
12:00–12:25The Role of Discourse Units in Near-Extractive Summarization
Junyi Jessy Li, Kapil Thadani and Amanda Stent
14:20–15:20Poster Session 2
 Initiations and Interruptions in a Spoken Dialog System
Leah Nicolich-Henkin, Carolyn Rose and Alan W Black
 Analyzing Post-dialogue Comments by Speakers – How Do Humans Personalize Their Utterances in Dialogue? –
Toru Hirano, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Yoshihiro Matsuo
 On the Contribution of Discourse Structure on Text Complexity Assessment
Elnaz Davoodi and Leila Kosseim
 Syntactic parsing of chat language in contact center conversation corpus
Alexis Nasr, Geraldine Damnati, Aleksandra Guerraz and Frederic Bechet
 A Context-aware Natural Language Generator for Dialogue Systems
Ondřej Dušek and Filip Jurcicek
 Identifying Teacher Questions Using Automatic Speech Recognition in Classrooms
Nathaniel Blanchard, Patrick Donnelly, Andrew M. Olney, Samei Borhan, Brooke Ward, Xiaoyi Sun, Sean Kelly, Martin Nystrand and Sidney K. D’Mello
 A framework for the automatic inference of stochastic turn-taking styles
Kornel Laskowski
15:20–16:20Demo Session
 Talking with ERICA, an autonomous android
Koji Inoue, Pierrick Milhorat, Divesh Lala, Tianyu Zhao and Tatsuya Kawahara
 Rapid Prototyping of Form-driven Dialogue Systems Using an Open-source Framework
Svetlana Stoyanchev, Pierre Lison and Srinivas Bangalore
 LVCSR System on a Hybrid GPU-CPU Embedded Platform for Real-Time Dialog Applications
Alexei V. Ivanov, Patrick L. Lange and David Suendermann-Oeft
 Socially-Aware Animated Intelligent Personal Assistant Agent
Yoichi Matsuyama, Arjun Bhardwaj, Ran Zhao, Oscar Romeo, Sushma Akoju and Justine Cassell
 Selection method of an appropriate response in chat-oriented dialogue systems
Hideaki Mori and Masahiro Araki
16:20–17:35Oral session 4: Incremental processing
16:20–16:45Real-Time Understanding of Complex Discriminative Scene Descriptions
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Casey Kennington, David DeVault and David Schlangen
16:45–17:10Supporting Spoken Assistant Systems with a Graphical User Interface that Signals Incremental Understanding and Prediction State
Casey Kennington and David Schlangen
17:10–17:35Toward incremental dialogue act segmentation in fast-paced interactive dialogue systems
Ramesh Manuvinakurike, Maike Paetzel, Cheng Qu, David Schlangen and David DeVault

Thursday September 15, 2016

09:00–10:00Keynote II
 Keynote - Modeling Human Communication Dynamics
Louis-Philippe Morency
10:10–11:10Poster Session 3
 On the Evaluation of Dialogue Systems with Next Utterance Classification
Ryan Lowe, Iulian Vlad Serban, Michael Noseworthy, Laurent Charlin and Joelle Pineau
 Towards Using Conversations with Spoken Dialogue Systems in the Automated Assessment of Non-Native Speakers of English
Diane Litman, Steve Young, Mark Gales, Kate Knill, Karen Ottewell, Rogier van Dalen and David Vandyke
 Measuring the Similarity of Sentential Arguments in Dialogue
Amita Misra, Brian Ecker and Marilyn Walker
 Investigating Fluidity for Human-Robot Interaction with Real-time, Real-world Grounding Strategies
Julian Hough and David Schlangen
 Do Characters Abuse More Than Words?
Yashar Mehdad and Joel Tetreault
 Towards a dialogue system that supports rich visualizations of data
Abhinav Kumar, Jillian Aurisano, Barbara Di Eugenio, Andrew Johnson, Alberto Gonzalez and Jason Leigh
 Analyzing the Effect of Entrainment on Dialogue Acts
Masahiro Mizukami, Koichiro Yoshino, Graham Neubig, David Traum and Satoshi Nakamura
 Towards an Entertaining Natural Language Generation System: Linguistic Peculiarities of Japanese Fictional Characters
Chiaki Miyazaki, Toru Hirano, Ryuichiro Higashinaka and Yoshihiro Matsuo
11:10–12:25Oral Session 5: Semantics: Learning and Inference
11:10–11:35Reference Resolution in Situated Dialogue with Learned Semantics
Xiaolong Li and Kristy Boyer
11:35–12:00Training an adaptive dialogue policy for interactive learning of visually grounded word meanings
Yanchao Yu, Arash Eshghi and Oliver Lemon
12:00–12:25Learning Fine-Grained Knowledge about Contingent Relations between Everyday Events
Elahe Rahimtoroghi, Ernesto Hernandez and Marilyn Walker
14:00–15:15Oral Session 6: Conversational phenomena and strategies
14:00–14:25When do we laugh?
Ye Tian, Chiara Mazzocconi and Jonathan Ginzburg
14:25–14:50Small Talk Improves User Impressions of Interview Dialogue Systems
Takahiro Kobori, Mikio Nakano and Tomoaki Nakamura
14:50–15:15Automatic Recognition of Conversational Strategies in the Service of a Socially-Aware Dialog System
Ran Zhao, Tanmay Sinha, Alan Black and Justine Cassell
15:45–16:35Oral Session 7: Non-task-oriented dialogue systems
15:45–16:10Neural Utterance Ranking Model for Conversational Dialogue Systems
Michimasa Inaba and Kenichi Takahashi
16:10–16:35Strategy and Policy Learning for Non-Task-Oriented Conversational Systems
Zhou Yu, Ziyu Xu, Alan W Black and Alexander Rudnicky